Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
xclusive: From tomorrow, GP surgeries across the UK will be able to display a daffodil mark – a sign that they will be using new standards for the care of the terminally ill. Developed by the Royal College of GPs and the charity, Marie Curie, it will encourage GPs and practice staff to identify those at…
More than 5,000 patients across England who have suffered fractures in the past year will need to have their X-rays reviewed, after a hospital trust reported a mix-up in the type of metal plates used to mend the break.
Today the government acknowledged that the introduction of the benefit could have contributed to rising use of food banks.
Sophie Bennett was 19 when she took her own life, upset by changes made to the home she lived in.
Pupils at up to 370 schools in England will learn techniques like mindfulness to help researchers find out how best to support their wellbeing.
There’s a warning today that there could be shortages of isotopes used in hospitals if there are border delays in the event of a no-deal departure from the EU.
The number of patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for treatment rose to more than half a million in November, according to the latest figures released by NHS England. There were, however, fewer patients waiting longer than four hours in A&E departments across England in December compared with the same period last year. But there…
The government has outlined how it plans to save hundreds of thousands of lives by diverting money away from hospitals and into early detection of diseases, such as cancer.
Winter means extra pressure on the NHS in England, and while figures published today for the the last two weeks of December show the health service is coping well, there are some warning signs.
The clock is ticking away, with just 86 days now to go before Brexit. This gave Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt a chance to set out his vision on a visit to Singapore.
The NHS will be the best place in the world to give birth – that’s the ambition of the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who today announced plans to increase staff numbers and to improve the quality and safety of care on maternity and neo-natal wards.
As part of no-deal Brexit contingency plans, the health service will get 5000 new fridges to help with stockpiling.
The tsunami hit at 9.30pm local time with no warning as there had been no earthquake. Many of the dead were enjoying a busy holiday weekend when water crashed ashore, sweeping away hotels and houses. Indonesia frequently falls victim to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. This tsunami hit coastal areas on the Sunda Strait between Java…
Police are searching a house less than two miles from Gatwick Airport following the arrest of a man and a woman in connection with the illegal use of drones. The airport has said it’s running a full schedule of flights today after more than 100,000 passengers had their travel disrupted. The government has also hit…
A year long independent review says the 1983 Mental Health Act is outdated. It calls for a series of new rights, including giving the 50,000 people who are sectioned every year more say in their own treatment.